County, Virginia, strange sounds often accompany the
coming of darkness.
They drift among the remote and
shadowed hills, mountains, and valleys as if with a
purpose... cognizant... alive. Like an
ominous fugue, this music emanates from portals unknown,
weaving a soundtrack for the night itself...a dirge for
those who dare to venture into the mysterious and
forbidding spheres beyond sound.
collection of short stories is the definitive
Mythos-inspired volume by Stephen Mark Rainey...author
of the HarperCollins' Dark
Dreams of the Dark,
and such celebrated tales as
"Threnody," "The Spheres Beyond Sound," "Misfits,"
"To Be As They," "Fugue
Devil," and many others.
The Last Trumpet
By Stephen Mark Rainey
Format: Trade paperback, 200 pages
Release Date: Spring 2000
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The Fire Dogs of
The Spheres Beyond Sound
The Horrible Legacy of Dr. Jacob Asberry
The Gray House
The Devil's Eye
The Herald at Midnight
Sabbath of the Black Goat
Misfits, or A New Arrival at Paradise
To Be as They
THE LAST TRUMPET...
"Because of the sense of unity Rainey
creates, The Last Trumpet
is a well-polished midnight read that draws the reader along the
way a novel might. His short stories certainly give a jolt to the
Greensboro News & Record
Last Trumpet is creepy stuff...with an apocalyptic
ending that makes Night of the Living
Dead pale in comparison."
—The Roanoke Times
"Since the outset, Stephen Mark Rainey's work has established itself as very original
and highly readable. Wildside Press has produced this beautiful set of 13 tales, with 200 pages
of rural atmosphere, ghostly revelation, tension, and terror set in Rainey's fictional
Sylvan county region of Southwestern Virginia. Quality writing in a strikingly illustrated cover.
The Last Trumpet is something you do not want to be without
— an absolute must have for any collector."
—Peter A. Worthy, The Deep Ones Speak
Last Trumpet should be required reading for any college class
introducing Lovecraft to students, a sublime example of literary expertise with
a direct injection of proper influence, but the storytelling style in itself is
uniquely that of a talent whose grasp upon the craft is exemplary...and Rainey
has enough of this kind of stuff under his sleeve to make a lifelong fan of any
reader longing for vivid terror and consistently damn good screams."
Grabowski, Nick Reads and Reviews
"If you enjoy horror
fiction, then you must buy The Last Trumpet. You won't be
disappointed, unless you don't like having gooseflesh creep up your spine, or
the hairs on the back of your neck rise as you read some of the finest horror
stories to come out in many a year."
—James Robert Smith,
Great fun to be had...in The
Last Trumpet...as Rainey delivers the goods. There are heads torn
from shoulders, huge half-seen forms slithering at the edges of forests, things
in the basement and more. Be sure to read it alone at home in the dead of night
and listen very closely—you may be able to hear the buzzing voices and music
Mark Rainey is author of the
Shadows: Dreams of the Dark (with
Blue Devil Island, and
Frontier; the short story collections
Devil & Other Weird Horrors,
of the Night, and
Other Gods; and over 100 works of short
fiction. He achieved questionable infamy and absolutely no fortune as editor of
Deathrealm magazine, and has edited the anthologies
Song of Cthulhu, and
Evermore (with James Robert Smith).